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The

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of El Katif Shriners May 2018

Volume 81, Issue 05 Stepping Up For Kids!


Petition for Initiation and Membership EL KATIF SHRINERS

7217 W. Westbow Blvd., Spokane, WA 99224 Phone (509) 624-2762 (800) 369-2762 Fax (509) 624-8333

To the Illustrious Potentate, Officers, and Nobles of El Katif Temple situated in the Oasis of Spokane, Desert of Washington, I, ______________________________________________________________________________ First Name

Nickname

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hereby declare that I am a Master Mason in good standing in ________________________________ Lodge # ___________________ located at _________________________________________ which is a Lodge recognized by or in amity with the conference of Grand Masters of North America. Furthermore, I have resided at my current address for not less than 6 months as required by the Bylaws of the Imperial Council. I respectfully pray that I may be made a Noble of the Mystic Shrine, and become a member of your Temple. If I be found worthy, and my request granted, I promise to conform to the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of the Imperial Council and the Bylaws and Ceremonies of your Temple. Home Address: ________________________________________ City: ________________________________ Zip: ___________________ Home Phone: ____________________ Mobile Phone: ______________________ Birth Date: _____________________________________ Birthplace: __________________________________ Company Name and Position: _________________________________________________________________ Company Address, City, State & Zip: ____________________________________________________________ Work Phone: ___________________________ Email: ______________________________________________ Spouses Name: _____________________________________ Today’s Date: ____________________________ Candidate Signature: ________________________________________________________________________ Recommended and Vouched for on the Honor of Noble 1st Noble: _________________________________________________________________________________ Print Name

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2nd Noble: ________________________________________________________________________________ Print Name

Initiation Fee . . . . . . . . . $ 50.00 Dues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 115.00 Fez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ NC Total $165.00

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Member #: ___________________ Hat Size: __________________ Elected: ___________________ Created: _____________________ Paid: ______________________ Date: _______________________


Note From the POTE Illustrious Sir Jim Stewart Our Mini Trip to Walla Walla and Pendleton was fantastic! Haven’t heard that much laughter in a long time. The highlight of our trip was a tour of PepperBridge Winery by the owner himself. Much thanks to Mike Harper for driving the bus!!! Now let’s talk about the CIRCUS! It was wonderful! Full of smiles and laughter! A huge Thank You to all volunteers that made this happen! And Thanks to Gary and Marie Van Dyke and the circus committee for all their hard work! There will be a Circus Appreciation luncheon for the volunteers on May 5 at the Shriners Event Center. The Divan has been busy behind the scenes to update our by-laws and how to deal with the properties we own...Sans Souci, the Shriners Event Center, etc. More info to follow and hopefully we will have the information at the May stated meeting. Please attend so you can stay informed. Dave and Brenda Campanella have been hard at work preparing for the Special Ladies Luncheon coming up on May 11th. It’s a “Mad Hatter Tea Party” with a special guest appearances this year. Ladies are encouraged to wear their favorite hat. Sounds like a real treat for our “Special Ladies!” Hopefully, all the Clubs and Units will come out and participate in the Lilac Parade on May 19th. This parade gives us so much free exposure to the community. It’s an evening parade that draws a very large crowd. Ladies, bring your lawn chair and sit across the street from the Davenport where Michele is saving seating for you! There will be a spaghetti feed fund raiser for our own Levi Kimberling on June 15th at the Event Center. Shannon Hughes and the Divan Ladies are planning this. More info to follow, but please come out and support one of our own! Skydiving with the Pote is coming soon...June 30th to be exact. We need to make reservations in May, because the slots fill up quickly as soon as the weather changes. There will be a constant contact sent out in early May with the details. Our Alaska Cruise is fast approaching also. The payment deadline in June 12th. We are approaching close to 40 people so far. This will be FUN!! The Divan has been going to the Club and Units Official Visits which are always fun. The NorthEast Washington Shrine Club presented us with a check for $1000 for the transportation fund. Many thanks!!! That is what I call “Stepping Up For Kids”!!! I just want to give a big THANK YOU to all the Nobles and Ladies who have stepped up this year. I promised that in 2018 we would have “Peace-Harmony-and Fun”, and we are!

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The Word Staff Mike Harper PP, Managing Editor Michelle Victoria, Editor Ada Anderson, Editing Assistant DIVAN Jim Stewart Potentate Jon Lind Chief Rabban Dave Campanella Assistant Rabban Roger Nelson High Priest & Prophet Justin Hughes Oriental Guide Mike Harper PP Recorder Dale Hearn PP Treasurer Gary Wood First Ceremonial Master Jeff Lane Second Ceremonial Master Von Chimienti PP Ceremonial Director Jim Wood Marshal Eric Thompson Captain of the Guard Steve Mossbarger Outer Guard SHRINE UNIT REPORTERS Actors Ryan Leonard Animals TBA Band Chuck Wetmore Chanters Ken Massender Clowns Chuck Humes Directors Staff George Rotas Greeters Bob Valentine Mobile Unit John Robertson PP Provost Guard Ken Massender Oriental Band Von Chimienti PP SHRINE CLUB REPORTERS 1899 Club Jerry Schieche PP Blue Mountain Doug Warnock Columbia Basin Jeff Meyer Legion of Honor Howard Wynia Moonshriners Kurt Kimberling PP North Spokane Herb Postlewait Northeast Washington Dan Bryant Okanogan County Brad Wood Pomeroy Jim Kirkpatrick Shurtah Club Tom Felton South Spokane John Robertson PP Whitman County Gary Van Dyke BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jim Stewart, Chairman Jon Lind, Dave Campanella, Roger Nelson, Justin Hughes, Dale Hearn PP, Mike Harper PP IMPERIAL REPRESENTATIVES Jim Stewart Potentate Jon Lind Chief Rabban Dave Campanella Assistant Rabban Dale Hearn PP Past Potentate (Emeritus) Duke Pappenheim PP Colorado Representative Roger Gehrig PP Colorado Representative SPOKANE SHRINERS HOSPITALS for Children 911 West 5th, P.O. Box 2472 Spokane, WA 99210-2472 Phone: 455-7844

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POTENTATE’S AIDES Chris Tee, Jim Heebink, Alex Kegel POTENTATE’S SPECIAL AIDES Doug Baker, Ken Massender, Billy Eberly CHAPLAIN Tom Felton PAGEANT DIRECTOR Barry Newman, Dylan Newman PUBLIC RELATIONS TBA PARADE MARSHAL Jerry Combs, Tom Redeye AMBASSADOR AT LARGE Glenn Hodge, Bruce Keyser UNIT PRESIDENTS Actors Dale Hearn PP Animals Billy Eberly Band David Swannack Chanters Ken Massender Clowns George Rotas Directors Staff Tom Redeye Greeters Greg Kranich Mobile Unit Jim Heebink Provost Guard Ken Massender Oriental Band Von Chimienti PP CLUB PRESIDENTS 10 Gallon Tom Rousseau 1899 Club Brice Williams Blue Mountain Gerald Taylor Columbia Basin Kevin Swartz Legion of Honor Tom Stegeman Legion of Honor Detach. Ray Schulz Moonshriners Jim Tourtillotte North Spokane Robert McVicker Northeast Washington Glenn Hodge Okanogan Gordie Cockle Pomeroy Dick Martin Shurtah Tom Upchurch South Spokane Jeff Duty Whitman County Jeff Wood

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The Recorder’s Ramblings... Ill Sir Mike Harper, PP

The month of April is now in the history books and moving on into month of May. We had a great turnout for the all Masonic night. Once again the Longhorn provided a great dinner. The Actors did a fantastic job with the “Return to the Upper Room” play. The Duck Race Tickets sales are going well. Thanks to all that have stepped up and volunteered to help. Our sales are ahead of last year. Upcoming Duck sales are shown on the Duck Race calendar. We do need volunteers for the upcoming Bloomsday show. A Constant Contact will be going out to show where we need help. We also will be needing help with the remainder of the sales season including Pig Out at the Park and the Fair. Schedules will be at each stated meeting and put out on Constant Contact. The Circus went well. Once again thanks to all the volunteers that helped out. We also had a great response to the circus daddy tickets. As a result of these tickets there will be approximately 700 kids that can now go to the circus. I would like to thank Gary and Marie Van Dyke for their hard work putting the circus together. We are holding an appreciation lunch on May 5 for the wonderful volunteers, and you will need to RSVP for that, please, just call the Shrine Office, 509-624-2762. We had a blast on the Potes Mini Wine Trip. Our Pote and his lovely bride put a lot of work into this trip and made it a fun filled weekend. The weather was great in the Walla Walla Valley and the wine was great, I’m told. I was the designated driver. We need to get petitions in prior to the May meeting. We will be doing a Cold Sands on 4 new nobles that night. So if you have a petition please get it into the office so we can add to our list of new candidates. If you are the first line signer for a new candidate it will be your responsibility to make sure that new candidate knows when they need to be here for the Cold Sands ceremony. The May stated meeting will be a very informative meeting with lots of things to cover. Besides the cold sands we will be presenting some necessary bylaw changes that need to be done to fall in line with Imperial changes and to fall in line with how we run our Temple. These changes will be published in the June issue of the Word prior to the stated meeting. The Special ladies luncheon will be held on 11 May. We have been getting a great response to the Mad Hatter invitations that were sent out. If you can help out with transporting some of our special ladies please call the Shrine Office. The Lilac parade is coming up on 19 May. I know that we have to be setup early in the afternoon so the Moonshriner’s will be providing hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages at the Moonshriner bus. This is our Potentates command performance. The Freedom Raffle ticket sales have started and we need your help selling tickets. Tickets books are available in the Shrine Office and will be available at the Stated meeting. Please pick up a book of tickets and put on your salesman hat. The Freedom Raffle will be on 4 August. There will be prizes for the top ticket salesman’s. .......continued on page 4...... 3


......continued from page 3...... I would like to thank all of you for your hard work and dedication to support “our” El Katif Temple in all of all activities. Please hit the street and get petitions in for the May meeting. We are at 5 new candidates so far this year.

Jack Huckabone

12/11/1937 - 12/02/2017 Created a Shriner: 12/31/1985

Jack L. Primmer

08/30/1929 - 07/05/2016 Created a Shriner: 05/02/1978

Finally the Shrine Temple needs your help. We have a number of activities throughout the year that need Nobles to step up and help organize and run the events. We can make it easier and have co-chairmans to help spread the work load out. These events are critical to both the Temple and Hospital for fund raising. If you are interested in stepping up to help please give me a call. Peace, Harmony and Fun!

H. Clay Perryman 12/26/1924 - 03/11/2018 Created a Shriner: 05/03/1991

Our hearts and prayers are with Peggy Rousseau and her family after the loss of her beloved son, Gary Peck. We are sorry to say that Nobles sometimes pass away without our acknowledgement. As they are Brothers, they are due the recognition of their passing. Please assist in notifying the Temple when a Noble expires. Phone 509-624-2762 or email OfficeAdmin@elkatif.org 4

It’s hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember.


Chaplain’s Corner Tom Felton

Here’s to hoping all those April Showers will fill our month of May with flowers! Spokane should be filled with lilacs soon! Spring has sprung and I’m looking forward to getting my motorcycle out on the roads (watching out for pot holes, of course)! A busy month for Shriners, we start with the Stated Meeting on the 2nd, and this will include the induction of at least four new Nobles. On May 5 we will hold a special luncheon for the volunteers of our successful 2018 Circus - Gary and Marie Van Dyke did a spectacular job! RSVP’s are a must, call the Shrine Office. May also brings us Bloomsday and the Lilac Parade! I look forward to seeing El Katif represent our goals for the Shriners Childrens Hospital with Duck Race ticket sales and parade fun. Don’t forget Mothers Day on the 13th, the Klinks Fishing Derby on the 20th, and the importance of observing Memorial Day! Please remember Levi Kimberling in your prayers. God bless you all and God bless our America!

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Howie Wynia

Well, the first thing I want to do is apologize to the Commander of the Legion Of Honor Detachment in the Tri-Cities, Ray Schulz (509-582-2993). I wrongfully reported that Past Pote Floyd Johnson was the Commander. Ray tells me that the Detachment’s Dinner Meetings are held the 4th Monday of each month at the Pasco Shrine Club at 5:30pm, and they are potluck dinners. Our very well attended Legion Of Honor Unit’s next Dinner Meeting will be held at 5:30pm on Monday, 14 May, at the Eagle’s Hall, in between the Jr. Lilac Parade, on Saturday, 12 May, and the Torchlight Armed Forces Day evening Lilac Parade on Saturday, 19 May. Please remember to call Adjutant Tom Hart at 325-4797 for reservations. The Legion Of Honor “Old Glory and Armed Forces Flags” trailer will be prominently displayed in the afformentioned parades. If you attended all of the Shrine Circus performances, then you saw the Legion Of Honor Color Guard at each performance opening! In closing, I want to wish each Legion Of Honor Mother, and each El Katif Mother, and my Wife and childrens’ Mother of 63 years, a very HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!! “IT’S AN HONOR TO BELONG TO THE LEGION OF HONOR!”

El Katif Stated Meeting

May 2 * Oasis begins @ 2:30pm @ The Shriners Event Center

Free Dinner For Attending Nobles Born In May! RSVP’s are a MUST * $15 per person Catered by: Long Horn BBQ / Black Tie Catering Lasagna, Caesar salad, garlic bread and cookies!

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Did You Know? R.S.V.P. stands for a French phrase, "rĂŠpondez, s'il vous plaĂŽt," which means "please reply." The person sending the invitation would like you to tell him or her whether you accept or decline the invitation. That is, will you be coming to the event or not?

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The Walla Walla Winery Tour was beautiful and so much fun!

Have you seen the latest and greatest pics from the fun El Katif activities? Check them out at: www.flickr.com/photos/elkatif/albums

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Ryan Leonard Greeting Nobles! Spring is finally upon us! Sunshine, warmer temperatures, spending time outdoors. I hope none of you suffer from allergies! Were you able to figure out who April’s famous actor/actress is? She was born on May 4, 1929 in Ixelles, a district of Brussels, Belgium. She had an extensive career in both theater and film. Some of her film credits include Roman Holiday (1953), Sabrina (1954), War and Peace (1956), Funny Face (1957), The Nun’s Story (1959), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), The Children’s Hours (1961), Charade (1963), and Paris When It Sizzles (1964). She died on January 20, 1993. The actress is…. Audrey Hepburn. And now, May’s famous actor. He was well known as both a singer and an actor. Some of his bestknown ballads include “The Blue Tail Fly,” “Big Rock Candy Mountain,” “Holly Jolly Christmas” “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” and “Frosty the Snowman.” His acting credits include Cat on A Hot Tin Roof (both the Broadway play and the 1958 film), and The Big Country (1958). He was a member of Magnolia (now Magnolia-La Cumbre) Lodge #242 in Santa Barbara, California, where he was raised to the Sublime degree of a Master Mason in 1977. He was also a member of the Valley of Santa Rosa Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction (for our Nobles who aren’t Scottish Rite Masons) in 1985; and in 1987 he was coronated as 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason. He would go on to be elected a Grand Cross in 1993. Do you think you know who this famous actor is? The answer will be revealed in June. The Actors enjoyed the month of April off due to the All Masonic Night held on our April Stated Meeting night, but we look forward to performing more Cold Sands Ceremonials throughout the year, and of course we look forward to the Hot Sands on Saturday, November 10. As always, the Actors are always looking to add to our ranks! If you enjoy performing on stage, dressing up in costume, or would like to help with stage setup, then we want to hear from you! Please contact our president, Illustrious Sir Dale Hearn, at (509) 475-7636 or by email ppelkatif98@ comcast.net.

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Bob Valentine Greetings, NoblesGet ready for the May flowers and Nobles it’s soon time to celebrate all those “Mothers” in our lives, so mark your calendars on the 13th or you will be in the doghouse. And a couple days prior on Friday, May 11th is the Special Ladies Luncheon – contact the Shrine Office if you would be able to provide transportation for those not able to drive. Another successful Screening Clinic was held on April 7th sponsored by The Greeters, North Spokane Shrine Club & South Spokane Shrine Club – thanks to those Greeters who attended and to P.P. John Robertson, Ken Massender and the Hugs & Noses Group for helping out with the cause – bringing more patients to the Hospital. Lots of activities to look forward to and lots of things to do and sign up to help with; like help out selling Duck Race Tickets at Bloomsday, and for the Greeters (in particular) contacting potential Sponsors for the Fairways Lilac City 72 hole Golf Tourney in July. Contact either Ben Kruse or Herb Postlewait for the brochure and donor commitment form. Greg Morgensen advised permission from Yoke’s Supermarkets allowing Duck Race ticket sales at their store locations – contact Greg or Ron Green for location dates and times to help with our mission to increase ticket sales – Thank you! At the April Greeters meeting we had two Guest Speakers; first, was the Spokane Shriners Hospital Manager of Surgical Services, Melissa Moore, who informed us about pre-op procedures, that average surgeries are 30 minutes or less, there are on average 70 surgeries per month, and her staff of about 14 includes nurses, technicians and support personnel. Second speaker was Kristin Monasmith, our Public Relations Director, who informed us of the importance of the wording we use when speaking with patients, parents or the general public – use “care” instead of “treatment” and to use “regardless of the family’s ability to pay” rather than “free” or “no cost”. A reminder that 85 – 90% of all donations go directly to Patient Care should proudly be mentioned in our Tours. Kristin’s office will begin providing monthly Fact Sheet Updates to be available at the Greeter’s Desk for our use when giving Tours. The Fracture Clinic continues to see more new patients in addition to the returning (previously treated) Patients. Next month (and following months) will have new information from different Department Heads, so be there to hear the latest news at every Greeter Meeting, O K? •

Collectively Shriners Hospitals for Children have treated over 1,000,000 patients to date.

CALLING ALL NOBLES --- BECOME a Greeter. If you want to be more active at the Spokane Hospital greeting our patients and their parents and providing Tours, we need YOU ! Just one week-day per month is all we need of your time from 7:30 to 2:00 PM – It is very rewarding to experience volunteering & interacting with the Kids We Help at the Hospital. Contact any of us to learn more or attend a Greeter’s meeting. *** See you at the next Stated Meeting & remember the Greeters Unit meeting is always the following Thursday @ Noon in the 5th floor auditorium of the Hospital. Get involved with US. Remember to visit www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/locations/Spokane for a comprehensive look at all the wonderful information about our great Spokane Hospital – there’s a wealth of information there to bring you the latest on what is happening!

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Call Ron Green to volunteer with Duck Race Sales! 509-981-2907. It’s a quacking good time!

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Get Your Freedom Raffle tickets from any El Katif Divan Member or contact the Shrine Office! This is a big deal and your chances of winning are really good because only 1500 tickets have been printed! Happy Winning! 509-324-2762 or officeadmin@elkatif.org

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John Robertson Welcome to Spring as the weather is starting to break and the spring flowers start to bloom. It is that time of year where we spend a little more time outside and going to different shows at the convention center and the fairgrounds. These are perfect opportunities to volunteer selling Duck Race raffle tickets and talking about the great things we do as Shrine Masons. I challenge each and every Shrine Mason to volunteer at least once a month selling Duck Race tickets. Just call the office to get the information on who to reach out to volunteer with and the upcoming dates so you can plan ahead. At our last meeting we had 2 standup comedians that did an outstanding job in getting the Nobility to laugh a little more. Our next meeting will be May 17th and this will be our annual Brown Bag Auction. You bid on a gift bag and you never know what you might get. It could be Shrine wine glasses from a Past Pote to something that was cleaned out of the garage. One person’s stuff could be another person’s treasure. Come join the fun and laughter as we share our treasures with one another and raise a little money for the club. Your ladies are welcome to join and they can bring their treasures as well. We have our Hospital Float running well and polished up for the upcoming parades and if you would like to join us for a short ride and show our support to the communities we parade in you are more than welcomed to be there. We have May 12th for the Junior Lilac, May 19th for the Torch Light parade and June 9th is Flag Day in Fairfield. Come on out and have some fun. We had our annual Spring Screening Clinic with help from several other clubs and Ladies groups and we saw several young citizens that should be getting further help from the Hospital. Remembering a famous quote from P.T. Barnum “The Noblest of arts is that of making others Happy.” We hope you all made it out to the Circus. What a grand old time. I am glad we had the opportunity to play under the Big Top again. May the flowers of Spring bring happiness to you all.

John Robertson Parade season is upon us and we would like to generate some more excitement for the parades this year by getting the Red Caddie and Fez back out on the road this year. If you are interested in helping out with a little elbow grease to clean up and polish one of the finest parade Units El Katif has then please give Noble John Robertson a call to discuss some options. Pride comes in many forms and one way to experience it first hand is to participate in Parades around our area. This brings in great awareness to us as Shrine Masons and to our Hospital – the greatest Philanthropy in the world. You will see many of us filling in helping sell Duck Race tickets, serving a glass of cheer at one of our functions and helping out where needed in making sure things get done. Opportunities to build comradery and fellowship is what makes being a Shrine Mason so much fun. Hope you all had a chance to spend some time under the Big Top. Another successful Circus under our belt. There is a reason we are the greatest Fraternity and we support the great philanthropy- Here is a quote from B.T Barnum that helps sum it up. “No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.” Take time to make time in supporting our El Katif Temple and our Shrine Hospital for Children. PS… “Keep the Rattles coming!”- Bud Ziegler and “May all of your fantasies come true!”- Tommy Rousseau elkatif.org

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The Jewel of El Katif Membership Program (Updated)

The purpose of the Jewel of El Katif Shrine (Jewel) is to provide a means of recognizing and rewarding those Nobles for their continuing support of El Katif Shrine and the Shriners Hospital for Children. The goal of the point system is to recognize the hard work and dedication of those Nobles that volunteer their time, resources and services in support of El Katif Shrine and the Shriners Hospital for Children. Points are awarded to encourage membership activity in the fraternity and will credit those Nobles who participate in support of the Temple and the Hospitals. The Noble accumulating points up to and beyond 500 will be eligible for the Jewel of El Katif. Rules, Requirements, and Point System: •The Club/Unit Secretary or Event/Project Chairman (if not a Club/Unit activity) is responsible for providing sign-in sheets for attending nobles. • The sheet is to include the Nobles Name and Member Number for attendance/participation during the event. •Nobles are to sign-in at the event/function. All sign-in sheets are then considered official records and must be preserved. •The collected point data is then transferred to the Temple Recorder Form and forwarded to the Club/Unit President for verification and then Emailed/submitted to the Temple Recorder no later then the first day of each month. The Temple Recorder is the keeper of the master points record. •Monthly point submissions to the Temple Recorder via email and/or hardcopy reports are the only valid forms of submission. If the report is emailed the sending Club/Unit President or Event/Project Chairman may use their emails’ digital signature as validation. •An updated monthly “points earned” Master Record Document will be available for review at each stated meeting. {At sign-in table} •The potentate will personally recognize each Noble that achieves the required 500 points.

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Doug Warnock Noble President Gerald Taylor reported that the Blue Mt. Shrine Club was going to schedule a visit with Shriners who were currently at the Odd Fellows Home in Walla Walla. His plan was to schedule lunch with Nobles Bill Zuger and Ken Nichols sometime later this month. Noble Taylor also said he heard from Noble Ken Krout who is living in an apartment at the Veterans Administration facility near Walla Walla and that Noble Krout welcomes visitors. Blue Mt. Shrine Club’s “Pig-Man,” Noble Randy Kromm, kept Nobles on their toes regarding the use of proper titles and decorum, when introducing others and addressing those assembled, by extracting donations for the Piggy-Bank. Funds in the Piggy-Bank become donations for the Spokane Hospital. Divan member Noble Jim Wood reminded Nobles and Ladies about some of El Katif’s spring activities. The 63rd El Katif Shrine Circus will be on April 27, 28 and 29 across from the University City Mall in the City of Spokane Valley, WA. Blue Mt. Shriners were interested in learning that the Spokane Shriners Hospital is bringing its expert orthopedic team to the Tri-Cities. The hospital has established a satellite clinic at the Northwest Orthopedic & Sports Medicine facility in Richland, Washington. This satellite clinic will contain a full team of doctors, nurses, care managers and hospital staff. It will be an extension of the outpatient clinic at the Spokane Hospital. This should help families, where distance and traveling was limiting their participation, to receive care from the Shriners Hospital. Noble President Taylor reminded Nobles and Ladies that the next meeting will be on Friday, May 11.

Kurt Kimberling, PP

They say, “April Showers bring May Flowers.” I guess May will have an abundance of flowers, grass, weeds, and allergies! Fortunately, Mother Nature was pretty kind to us when it counted the most. The Potes mini trip to the wine region in the South couldn’t have been nicer. The weather was bright and sunny as well as the fellowship and fun that was enjoyed by all who participated. I imagine it would be pretty hard not to have a great time spending a weekend wine tasting. However, it’s always better to enjoy yourselves in the company of friends. The Tarzan Zerbini Circus came to Spokane once more, hosted by the El Katif Shrine. Again, the weather was cooperative… The new location across from the old University Mall was successful and the acts this year were stupendous. Seeing a circus is a delight to young and old, but to do it in an authentic Circus Tent so close to the acts and animals gives you a real opportunity to feel the excitement and make great first impressions on the young and bring back memories for the not so young. May is the month when the parade season really getting moving to include the Jr. Lilac, the annual Armed Forces Torchlight Parade, and a ton of others. Remember, to get the most out of your involvement in the Shrine is to get involved. President Jim has got some neat activities on the front burner. Please remember to RSVP for all of our meetings, events, and dinners. ......continued on page 18

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For a little update on one of our future Moonies “Levi/Auvi”, he is getting better each day! His progress has been phenomenal. However, although he is getting healthy, he isn’t completely back to normal. It will take at least another six months before he has all his strength back and his lungs are fully healed. The Dr’s said his rehabilitation is super but the chances of him climbing Mt Everest probably won’t be in his future. Of course he has proved us wrong before. The care and concern shown by our Shrine Family has been truly inspirational. The dinners and friendly chats/visits have made this family’s ordeal bearable.

Jeff Meyer Warm Greetings from the WINDY Columbia Basin! Columbia Basin Shrine Club was honored with an Official Visit from Illustrious Sir, Potentate Jim Stewart, Lady Michelle and the El Katif Divan at our Stated Meeting on Friday, April 6th. We filled our dining hall and enjoyed a delightful evening of food, drink, friendly conversation and just a little business. The list of visiting Divan is long and distinguished: Illustrious Sir, Potentate Jim Stewart and Lady Michelle, Chief Rabban - Jon Lind and Lady Sue, Assistant Rabban - Dave Campenella and Lady Brenda, High Priest & Prophet - Roger Nelson and Lady Martha, Oriental Guide - Justin Hughes and Lady Shannon, Treasurer and Past Potentate - Dale Hearn and Lady Paula, 1st Ceremonial Master - Gary Wood and Lady Shelly, 2nd Ceremonial Master - Jeff Lane and Lady Brandi, Captain of the Guard - Eric Thompson and Lady Enga-Peterson, Outer Guard – Steve Mossbarger. The Nobles were dashing and Ladies all beautiful! Dinner for the event was prepared by our resident Chef, Russ Campbell, and what a dinner it was! Prime Rib, Chicken Cordon-Bleu, several varieties of twice baked potatoes, seasoned green beans, dinner rolls and two varieties of cream filled cake! Needless to say, the dinner was enjoyed by all in attendance. After dinner, Illustrious Sir and Potentate Jim Stewart shared his thoughts on a variety of important topics, the central theme being his love for children and elephants! Illustrious Sir explained that elephants have emotions that are human-like. His elephant themed Potentates Pin includes an image of an elephant “stepping up”, which he explained is representative of how we must “Step Up” for children. Illustrious Sir specifically mentioned “Go Fund Me” for Levi (a child of one of our El Katif clowns) and reminded all in attendance of upcoming El Katif events:

*May Stated Meeting (with more “Open Bar”) *Special Ladies Tea-Party (May 11th) *Klink’s Fishin’ Derby (May 20th) *Spaghetti Feed for Levi at the El Katif Event Center (June 15th) *Sky Diving with the “Pote” (June 30th in Ritzville) *Parades in July and August *Boxing “Smoker” (September) *Ghost Tour and “Spooktacular” Auction (Spokane – October) *Fall Ceremonial, November 10th at the Red Lion Hotel and Event Center, Spokane, WA.

In conclusion, Columbia Basin Shrine Club extends sincere appreciation to Illustrious Sir, Potentate Jim Stewart, Lady Michelle and all the distinguished members of the El Katif Divan, for taking time out of their busy schedules to visit our club. Your visit was truly inspiring! Warm wishes to all from Columbia Basin Shrine Club for a Safe, Prosperous and Happy spring! 18


Chuck Wetmore WOW! The band is ON FIRE, WE ARE HOT, and we are not going to cool down. We are well into our band schedule for the 2018 year and our rehearsals are well attended to date. Our schedule has been finalized and the parades have been approved. MUSIC–MUSIC-MUSIC, we play some old tunes and a few new ones as well. Some music cannot be played do to the lack of required instruments. We need YOUR HELP to expand our musical program If you play ANY INSTRUMENT we want you. IF you or want to learn an instrument we have experience musicians and teachers to help you to get started. Pull out that old horn from under the bed, out of the closet, down from the attic, dust it off and bring it to band. Almost every member of the band had not played their instrument for over 30 years before picking it up again, so don’t be worried about not playing for a longtime, we did it and so can you. Uniforms are provided too! ATTENTION, I forgot to mention if you have ANY type of instrument you would like to DONATE to the band your donation will be gratefully accepted. We current have the following instruments in stock to loan: Alto Sax Baritone Horn Sousaphones Eb Cornet Trumpet Mellophone Drums, Drums, Drums Eb Clarinet

LADIES ARE WELCOME TOO!

The band is an active group; we rehearse three times each month, participate in parades, perform at concerts and Stated Meetings, at the request of the Potentate, and have a load of fun. A few of our fun activates are the annual “Hot Dog & Movie” night, our famous Christmas party, our summer picnic, group dinners after our events and much more. Refreshments are served at each rehearsal and they are GREAT! For more information please contact President David Swannack (257-2692) or Chuck Wetmore, 8478347.

Come and see what the fun is all about!

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Spokane Scottish Rite Charities Early Life Golf Jamboree 2018

Date:

Friday ~ June 22, 2018

Help kids learn to speak!

Location:

Wandermere Golf Course 13700 N Division Street Spokane, WA 99208

Event Format: Best Ball

Shot Gun Start*:

At 1:00 p.m. (*Only if we have 100+ golfers, otherwise we will have tee times.)

Entry Fee:

$80.00/per person Includes 18 holes of golf, cart, BBQ dinner and prizes

Dinner Guest - $15.00 Registration Deadline: June 15th

PRIZES

- Two lowest team scores - Closest to #2 & #14 pins - Longest drive on #9

MULLIGANS INDIVIDUAL (not team) Available for purchase prior to tee-off for $5 each

Come join us Friday, June 22nd for the Spokane Scottish Rite Charities EARLY LIFE GOLF JAMBOREE, a golf outing to help fund critically needed speech therapy programs for children who struggle to speak. The Early Life Golf Jamboree will include a shot gun start (only if we have 100+ golfers, otherwise we will have tee times), team prizes and a live auction. Team foursomes who sign up and pay prior to the June 15th deadline will get a $5 discount on their entry fee (pay $75/pp instead of $80/pp). All team members must pay by the drop dead deadline for the discount to apply. The event will conclude with an All-You-Can-Eat BBQ Hamburger dinner starting at 5:30 pm. Tickets are required for dinner and available for purchase for nongolfers at the event. Golfer’s dinner is included in registration fee.

Do your part to help kids speak! REGISTER NOW! To register, mail the form below with entry fee to 506 W 2nd Ave, Spokane, WA 99201 or call (509) 624-5491. Net proceeds from golf registrations, golf signs, mulligans and auction help Early Life Spokane provide speech therapy for children who struggle to speak. Drop Dead Deadline is June 15, 2018 - Early registrations are appreciated! BEST BALL FORMAT  NO STEEL SPIKES ALLOWED

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Team Contact: Phone: Street Address: City:

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Team Members: Checks Payable to: Spokane Scottish Rite Charities – Attn: Early Life Golf Jamboree - 506 W 2nd Ave – Spokane, WA 99201 Tax ID Number: 91-1945529

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Gary Van Dyke Meeting was held at the beautiful Hill Top Restaurant in Pullman, WA. The food was in Hilltop fashion with a mixed bean salad, thick porkchop, old fashion mashed potatoes. Hospitality was great with 25 Nobles and their ladies. President Jeff Wood introduced his Lady Chris and thanked everyone for coming. Jeff gave a special thank you to Ron and Barb Wachter for the Hilltop Restaurant holding the annual WCSC get together. Future meetings will be located at the Malden Masonic Hall in May, with the final meeting June, 2018 at Schmuck Park, with Divan attending, in Colfax, Washington. Jeff stated, at the next meeting, there will be a board meeting 5:30 pm, prior to the social hour. Jeff introduced Garry Wood our Liaison. Gary commented as follows: * Pote’s Mini Trip to Walla Walla and Pendleton on April 21st and 22nd. Then the Shrine Circus on April 27th 28th and 29th. The Freedom Raffle tickets are now being sold, with the big event planned for August 4th. Spokane Valley Lilac Festival will be May 19th, Sunday May 20th Klink’s Fishing Derby, May 23rd and 24th Fishing Derby at Clear Lake (Gary Wood’s property). * Duck Race is coming along and don’t forget Ladies Luncheon on Friday May 11th. And the 15th of June is the Spaghetti Feed at the Temple with donations going to Levi Kimberling. * Glenn Edgemon gave a brief financial report on the WCSC. Angelique Heinzen, Director of Development, for Shrine Hospital gave a report for the Shrine Hospital. The Fracture Clinic is going strong with 5000 patients since 2013. Sports medicine has been a great addition. The EOS or 3-D imaging has reduced radiation by 85% for children. Tele-help is new and links Doctors with patients via fiber optics. Angelique also suggested we can improve the dollars we bring into the Shine Hospital by including Washington State University (WSU) in our Basketball Program Ad sales. This could be done by including Fraternity’s, Sorority’s, or other active groups into WCSC ad program to support our Shrine Hospital.

Brad Wood April 9, 2018 Shrine Meeting: The Okanogan Valley Shriners met at Koala’s Street Grill on April 9th. President Gordie Cockle opened the meeting with the flag salute followed by a prayer by Noble Frank Grunert. After our dinner we received an update on the progress of Cyrus and Soren Levine. The two brothers are being assessed at our Spokane Hospital for their upcoming surgeries. We also had an update on Noble Kurt Kimberling’s grandson. We learned that Noble Hank Conrad from Hank’s Market in Twisp will continue to purchase the animals at the Okanogan Fair for our annual raffle. What an awesome contribution! Double S Meats will process all the animals after the Fair, which is welcome news after all the hassles in the last couple of years. We voted to purchase another burgundy Quad to include in the raffle. We did some planning on upcoming parades and continue to collect stuffed toys to pass out to the kids. If you have any gently used stuffed toys let us know! We received a report that both Guy and Allen Fisher are not feeling well. We are sorry to hear this and pray for relief and improvement for you both! ................continued on page 22

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.....continued from page 21 We discussed ordering new jackets, shirts and hats from our local embroidery business. We have some jackets on hand that are size medium and large and it appears that some of our Nobles can’t squeeze into those sizes. Our liaison, Justin Hughes and his Lady Shannon, came from St. John and Justin gave us an update on several upcoming events. Justin also brought me a pickup load of barn boards for the picture frames I make for my paintings. Thank you Justin! We are looking forward to a busy summer, raising money and promoting the cause, as well as having a wee bit of fun!

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2018 Circus Daddies (continued from April)

Thank you for all you do!! Arthur H Manger Barry M Brown Ben Kruse P.P. Bill P Niendam Billy M Eberly Brand Bersante Bruce Bothman Bruce E Keyser Sr. Carl D Grub Charles A Miller Clark Mankin Dale R Hearn P.P. Daniel E Morse David A Campanella David J Thompson David L Chamberlin David L Easley David L Swannack David W Seagrave Dennis J Singer Denny Hogan Don H Bowers Donald B Harris Donald M Giese Douglas B Schroeder Ed L Ray Edwin E Teall Farrell D Clontz Gary D Newton Gary G Wood George L Frank George W Rotas

Gerald L Gendreau Glenn H Edgemon Greg L Jackson Gregory D Kranich Harley L Tucker Henry Etue Hollis L Jamison James A Abajian James W Babb Jerry L Combs Jesse Pew Justin M Hughes Ken Massender Kenneth L Nicoles L Dan Harwood Larry J Miller Larry P Hickman Lawrence J Peterson Leonard O Woltersdorf Louis L Laws Maurice B Rakuson Micheal M Cox Mike M Rubert Nelson A Cordill Jr Philip J Ostendorf Randall J Brown Ray B Fichtner Richard A Hentz Richard S Widmer Rick J Jeske Robert A Lindgren Robert E Bond

Robert L Davis Robert W Valentine Robin L Swartz Roger B Nelson Jr Ron R Green Sean L Morgan Steven D Mossbarger Thomas D Redeye Thomas E Hodges P.P. Von M Chimienti P.P. Walter J Egger William G Danekas

And An Elephant Sized Thank You To Gary and Marie Van Dyke and all the Amazing, Hard Working Volunteers that made our 2018 Circus a Success!!

*Names included are those who have participated before this issue went to press and were NOT included in the April issue

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George Rotas aka Jingles

Wow, here it is, May already and parade season is in full gear. Rember we can ride the train or the calliope for any parade we do in full gear. Now a big thank you to all who helped at the circus after seven shows I am beat! I think the crowds liked our skit in the Big Top! Thanks to the Animals as well. Soon it will be Fair time - I will be very busy along with Billy. Also on the horizon we have the Duck Race to perform at. We are still looking for new members in our unit. We have a clown room door - you need a costume we have it to try out! So until we meet down the road, may All Your Days Be Circus Days! TRINITY COURT NO. 51 ORDER OF THE AMARANTH

CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO ATTEND THE 80TH ANNUAL INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS MAY 12, 2018 AT 1 PM LUNCH AT 11:30 AM GROUP MEETING AT 9:30 AM LINE OFFICER'S MEETING AT 8:30 AM MILLWOOD MASONIC CENTER 3219 NORTH ARGONNE ROAD MILLWOOD, WASHINGTON ASSOCIATE MATRON - HL DONNA FISHER ASSOCIATE PATRON - SK JOHN CHAMBERLAIN REFRESHMENTS FOLLOWING INSTALLATION

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Are you receiving the latest information from the Shrine Office? If not, please call or email Michelle and let her know that you would like to be added to our Constant Contact mailing list.

Publication

509-624-2762 or OfficeAdmin@elkatif.org

Bill Mitchell

Ill Sir Mike Harper & Lady Linda, 2002

James W. Babb

Trinity Ct. No. 51 Order of the Amaranth

Ed & Mona Weber

Ron Allen

Tom Felton, Chaplain

Howie & Kathy Wynia

Billy & Judi Eberly

Ill Sir Tom Richardson & Lady Cheryl, 2017

Ill Sir Jerry Schieche, 2000

Tom Redeye

Ill Sir Kurt Kimberling & Lady Elaine, 2009

Ill Sir Robert Faulkner & Lady Renae, 2004

Ill Sir John Robertson, 2016

John & Gerry Wiess

Jon & Sue Lind

Ill Sir Jim Stewart & Lady Michele, 2018

Paul Revere Lodge, #205

Chris & Norma Petersen

Robert Deife

Lyn Ferguson

Jack M. McCaw

Doug Bates

Jim & Reggie Heebink

Dick & Dale Cooper

Ill Sir Jay Smith & Lady Janet, 2011

Diane Berger

Ada “Ma G� Anderson

R. James Smith

El Katif Legion Of Honor

Violet Hawkins

Herb & Diana Postlewait

Kent Osborne

Joe & Delby Rodgers

Lorna Schieche

David & Leslie Swannack

Tom & Claudia Hart

Klink & Ann Klinkenberg

Jerry & Sandy Klinkenberg

Bob & Barb Valentine

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Ada Anderson El Karnak Temple No. 6, Daughters of t he Nile, had their 99th Installation of Officers on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 2 pm at the Manito Masonic Center in Spokane, Washington. The officers for 2018 2019 are as follows: Her Majesty - Queen Carole Folsom Jr. Past Queen - Florence Fitzsimmons, PQ Pr. Royal - Andy Paroni Pr. Tirzah - Pam Whalen, PQ Pr. Badoura - Ada Anderson Pr. Recorder - Peggy Miller, PQ Pr. Banker - Karen Nelson Pr. Marshal - Monique Hill Pr. Chaplain - Peggy Wetmore Pr. Nydia - Marcella Layton Pr. Zulieka, Elaine Kimberling, PQ Pr. Zenobia - Leslie Stankiewicz Pr. Zora - Moira Block Pr. Zuliema - Connie Robertson Pr. Musician - Kathryn Robison Lady of the Keys - Donna Fisher Lady of the Gates - Velma Jeanes Queens Attendant - Diane Berger Queens Attendant - Diane Turbeville Illustrious Sir Jim Stewart, Potentate of the El Katif Shrine, spoke to us about his year of “Stepping Up for Kids� and the Shriners Hospital for children. Illustrious Sir Jim introduced First Lady Michele Stewart and members of his Divan.

April showers bring May flowers, and what do may flowers bring? Sunshine smiles and happy thoughts, and wishes for a great Spring! El Karnak Temple No. 6, Daughters of the Nile meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 1 pm. We have lunch at 11:30 am and this is always a good time to have fellowship and friendship with each other.

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Stated mtg @ SEC

Greeters mtg

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Screening Clinic

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Convention Center (Fri & Sat)

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Directors Staff mtg

Special Ladies Luncheon

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Linn Buley Dudley Frick Michael O’Brien Alan Ray Dennis Singer Henry Konrad

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David Lockard David Chassin Steven Henning

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William Jeanneret Eugene Luse

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Robert Hill Don Carter Gary Bergh Richard Gamba Paul Kleinberger Michael Syron

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Ronald Sponseller Thomas Upchurch

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W E Frandsen Clarke Foerstner Jon Klaveano

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Kevin Erickson

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Kevin O’Rourke Alex Kegel


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Harley Tucker Thorne Tibbitts Ray Schulz Martin Worthington Randall Ader Brent Oty Don Henderson Terry Childers Larry Auvil Richard Elixman Derik Fausett

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Grand Lodge

St. John Boat Races – Duck Race Sales!

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Robert Baker Ronald Sykes Brian Gilbert

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James Miller Ron Green Alex Szabelan

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Stuart Palmer

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